Shenfield captain Kliber ‘pleased’ with club’s win
PUBLISHED: 11:00 17 May 2017 | UPDATED: 11:55 17 May 2017
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Youngsters impress in Essex League Premier Division derby.
Shenfield Cricket Club captain Jack Kliber is ‘delighted’ with his side’s victory over Hornchurch.
The skipper particularly hailed the performance of the team’s youngsters Tom Ballington, Matthew Salisbury and Jack Plom who sealed the win for the club.
Kliber said: “We’re delighted to beat a good Hornchurch side and with the start we have had this season.
“It was difficult to start as we lost the toss and it was a really tough first hour.
“Thankfully Ballington bowled really well.”
Shenfield were in trouble at 107-7, before Plom and Ballington recovered the innings, with Kliber believing performances like that will mean big futures for the pair, but wants to avoid putting pressure on them in order to get results.
“We were even more pleased that it was our 16 and 17 year olds that done the job for us,” he said.
“We haven’t often had to be reliant on guys and we wouldn’t want to be or put pressure on these guys either.
“As a captain I don’t care who gets the runs as long as we get them, but maybe we need to put a bit more pressure on our top five.”
Kliber (43) put on 55 for the second wicket, but believes it was just “key” for him to stick it out, even though his runs were important.
“We have got a lot of belief in our batting line-up,” he added.
“We always have that belief we can take innings as we’ve got a lot of experience and talent.”